8th Grade

Reinforcing Skills; Preparing for High School

Calvert's 8th grade students build research and critical thinking skills necessary for high school

Can you imagine how the American Revolution would have unfolded if Samuel Adams had access to social media? How many people would have shown up for the Boston Tea Party?

Applying a 21st Century perspective and tools to the past, our accredited homeschool curriculum challenges your 8th Grader to consider the implications of communications technology and the persuasive power of speech.

To solidify the skills needed to excel in high school, your student will:

  • Sharpen historical thinking, analysis, and research skills while studying America’s history – from pre-history through westward expansion.
  • Develop more nuanced writing and literary analysis skills by examining the impact of tone and structure.
  • Reinforce math skills and concepts learned to-date while advancing to the study of functions; bi-variate data; and transformations, congruence, and similarity.
  • Deepen his/her understanding of the properties of sound, light, matter, and energy through virtual labs and digital simulations.

For students who struggle with reading, we also offer our specialized Verticy ELA course.

Designed to help parents meet common state homeschooling requirements, each year-long course consists of approximately 18-25 lessons and more than 160 days of instruction.

Providing Everything You Need to Homeschool Your 8th Grader

Our complete homeschool curriculum includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:

  • Best-of-class texts and online resources from top education publishers.
  • Lesson Manuals with daily lesson plans and step-by-step instructions.
  • An online learning platform, the Calvert Teaching Navigator, that provides 24/7 access to texts, manuals, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free, unlimited support from certified educators who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.

To help you meet your state’s homeschooling reporting requirements, our Lesson manuals detail how each unit and lesson aligns with common national and state standards. Our Calvert Teaching Navigator enables you to track attendance and progress.

Choose the Format That Fits Your Needs

Eighth grade is available in our Digital + Print Experience or in our new, more affordable Digital Experience. With our Digital + Print Experience, you’ll have access to online lessons with multimedia, interactive activities and assessments IN ADDITION to printed textbooks, workbooks and kits that complement learning. With our Digital Experience, you’ll have access to the same texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.

See What’s Included >

What your child will learn in 8th Grade:

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    English Language Arts

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  • Social Studies

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    Middle School Career Explorations

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    Fitness Basics 2

Learn More

  • Find out if your child is ready for 8th Grade. Contact us for access to our FREE, online placement test.
  • Learn more about our Calvert PLUS instructional approach in the Middle School years.
  • Meet our Homeschooling Community.
  • Read a few of our Success Stories.





Call now for your free consultation with an Enrollment Advisor: 1-888-487-4652.

Mysti Rolenc, Calvert Alumna, and author of 3 books. Her first book was published at age 14.

I started in Kindergarten and went all the way through 8th grade with Calvert. I absolutely feel that the Calvert program helped to prepare me for my career as an author! Calvert had such emphasis on writing, not just in the language arts section, but in every class. It really helped me to build my writing skills and improve them.

— Mysti R., Calvert Alumni